UNCC expo inspires future scientists

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Future scientists ventured onto the University
of Carolina Charlotte campus Saturday for the Science and Tech
Festival.

“I think it’s pretty cool all of this – there’s everything from
robots to rocks and erosion cycles.” said Joseph Pierno an 11
year old sixth grader from Monroe.

“I plan on being a chemist when I grow up I like making things go
boom,” said Pierno.

Faculty and students demonstrated more than 50 different types of
experiments during the free event that was open to the public.

The expo gave children and anyone who loves science a chance to
get up close and personal with activities they would not normally
see in their classrooms.

There were also free tours of the labs on campus and UNC
Charlotte gardens.

“The best scientists the best engineers that I know ask them what
made you think about doing this, very often it’s something like
this.” Said Bob Wilhelm, Chief Research officer UNCC

“This is a great event for the Charlotte region,” said Wilhelm.

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